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When melanoma spreads (metastasizes), it usually spreads first into
lymph nodes. It can also spread through the
bloodstream. Distant metastases of melanoma typically are found in the skin,
liver, lungs, bone, and brain.
If the melanoma is on a leg or arm,
metastases usually are first found higher up on that leg or arm. Unusual sites
for metastases include the eye.
But symptoms of metastatic melanoma may be vague and include:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
Current as ofJanuary 22, 2018
Current as of:
January 22, 2018
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
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